Williams F1
Apr 3

F1 still exciting after 250 races, says Button

Since his debut here in the 2000 Australian GP, Jenson Button has picked up 15 Formula 1 wins and the 2009 Driver's World Championship. (Photo: Marcus Brandt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Since his debut here in the 2000 Australian GP, Jenson Button has picked up 15 Formula 1 wins and the 2009 Driver’s World Championship. (Photo: Marcus Brandt/Getty Images)

Jenson Button will start his 250th Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend, and later this year he will move into third place on the all-time starts list, behind only Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher.

Reflecting on his latest achievement today, Button said he couldn’t believe how fast it had come around.

Feb 22

F1: Nasr Tests Williams After Landing Reserve Role

Felipe Nasr, reserve driver, Williams F1. (Photo: Lat Photographic)

Felipe Nasr, reserve driver, Williams F1. (Photo: Lat Photographic)

As expected Felipe Nasr has been confirmed as the Williams reserve driver for 2014, and the Brazilian had his first experience of the new car in Bahrain today.

Nasr won the 2011 British F3 title and has raced in GP2 for the past two seasons. He also finished third in the 2012 Daytona 24 Hours. He will run in five Friday FP1 sessions.

Feb 19

F1: Williams To Reveal Martini Livery In Bahrain

Artistic rendering of potential Martini Racing paint scheme for Williams F1 team. (Photo: Courtesy of www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/)

Artistic rendering of potential Martini Racing paint scheme for Williams F1 team.
(Photo: Courtesy of www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/)

Earlier, with the iconic Italian drinks brand set to return to formula one in 2014, it was believed the once-great British team would only officially unveil its new title sponsor and much-anticipated Martini livery ahead of the season opener in Australia.

But, actually, Williams – having tested its new Mercedes-powered FW36 in all-blue colors so far – said only that it would launch its race livery in time “for” Australia, not necessarily “in” Australia.

Feb 14

F1: Martini To Be Williams Title Sponsor In 2014

Williams is set to bring back the iconic Martini white, blue and red paint scheme in 2014. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Williams is set to bring back the iconic white, blue and red Martini paint scheme in 2014. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Martini, the famous Italian drinks brand, is Williams’ new title sponsor.

The speculation entered the realm of fact this week when the website grandprix247.com spotted images of Martini-themed Williams team shirts at officially-licensed Formula 1 merchandiser OnPole.

Jan 28

F1: New Williams FW36 Makes Late Appearance At Jerez Test

Valterri Bottas in the Williams FW36 leaves the garage. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Valterri Bottas, driving the Williams FW36, leaves the garage. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

The Williams FW36 appeared in public for the first time at Jerez on Tuesday, having previously only been seen in the form of a computer-generated image.

Valtteri Bottas ran a few laps right at the end of the afternoon after electrical problems kept it in the garage for most of the day. The car is the first from the team to feature a Mercedes engine.